The MEQAS outcome measure
The Measure of Environmental Qualities of Activity Settings (MEQAS) is an observer-rated questionnaire that allows people observing an activity setting to record observations on different aspects of the activity environment. “Activity settings” are places in which people do things (King, Rigby, & Batorowicz, 2013) such as shopping in a store at the mall or playing ping pong at a community centre. These aspects include qualities of the activity setting and the nature of the opportunities it affords or provides.
The MEQAS is an objective, valid and reliable observation measure that allows trained raters to capture qualities and affordances of an activity setting that they are observing.